Deer Park Musicians Play at NYC’s Tuba Christmas


Music students from the high school and Robert Frost joined over 500 other tuba and euphonium players from across the U.S. in a Dec. 14 performance of traditional Christmas carols and other holiday favorites at the 41st annual Merry Tuba Christmas concert at Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.

Chris Wilhjelm served as the conductor of this year’s Tuba Christmas, an event created by tuba master Harvey Phillips to honor his late instructor William J. Bell.

Led by band directors Jerry Cannarozzo and Eric Gottesman, participating students included high schoolers Joe Alo, Calo Arena, Jack Dillon, Brandon Doogan, Nick Olsen, Matt Pacheco, Joe Rendino, Kyle Schwarz and Justin Wyhowanec; and middle schoolers Julianna Hannan and Kelly Schwarz.

View the performance here.